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Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?
I have had hormonal acne, ovarian cyst, hair growth. All symptoms for imbalance i have. I know I have hormone imbalance so why did test come back norm?
Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..
Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4..???
Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around the time i started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding i started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?
Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. ...Read more
What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.
"Just Deeper": Hello, It's all just "plain old acne" except the cysts are deeper and scarier. Same process, same cause, overlapping treatments. For example, Keflex is used for all types of" plain old acne". This video may help get your mind around ths situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDI1EHkb04 I'll be here if you have any questions. Have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?
Various treatments.: while elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone). Treatments Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline. Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more
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